Surveillance video offers a wealth of resources to law enforcement from visual details of how an incident occurred, to identifying and apprehending suspects. The Community Camera Network is a program that invites residents and business owners who own private security cameras to voluntarily register them with the Rockford Police Department.
How it works
Register your private surveillance cameras with the Rockford Police Department by filling out this application. The form is basic and simply asks for your contact information and the type of surveillance system you own.
After registering, your home or business will be placed on a map that only the Rockford Police Department can access. Your information would only be used if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your camera. Information given to us is for official use only and remains confidential.
Why it's helpful
In today's world, many businesses and homeowners use surveillance cameras. Hundreds of police departments across the country have crafted community camera programs as a way to better understand how crimes occurred, identify suspects, and even apprehend suspects. When the community comes together to keep additional eyes on crime, our city becomes a less appealing place to commit those crimes.